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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    the unions had their place in the 20s and 30s. now those things are law and the unions are not needed.
    Unions still have there place int he workplace and still evolve there demands and are still very much needed, and workers still choose to be in unions, may be a smaller amount but they sill are very relevant in the system today.


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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    the unions had their place in the 20s and 30s. now those things are law and the unions are not needed.
    and they have their place today....

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Just what IS a low wage? Since you're comparing the US to other countries should we go by China where they get pennies on the dollar? Mexico? Iran? Our minimum wage alone easily tops thiers which by itself puts our poor people in a higher standard of living than those countries. So...whats your point again?
    You may be misunderstanding my comparison. In my context, China would be a perfect example to support me. We could go that low. We could go third world.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    My, my...you see whiners everywhere, don't you?
    There are plenty. A good number call themselves conservative.


    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    and they have their place today....
    Uhh,, NO. they don't. They are leeches, bribers, and criminals. The most slimey of the slimey. lower than gator s**t at the bottom of the bayou.
    "Just get the hell out of my way" John Galt to the government in Atlas Shrugged.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Unions still have there place int he workplace and still evolve there demands and are still very much needed, and workers still choose to be in unions, may be a smaller amount but they sill are very relevant in the system today.
    What did the unions do for the hostess workers? put them out of work---great job union bosses! Now those workers have no income and the union bosses are vacationing in the Cayman islands with their union dues.
    "Just get the hell out of my way" John Galt to the government in Atlas Shrugged.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    So, what should they have done? Raise the prices of twinkees and ding dongs in order to pay wages higher than the jobs being performed were worth? Decided to forego profit and just break even? What exactly do you want?
    That's always possible. But I'd start by getting CEO pay back where it used to be. But the point is, a company that can pay as much as they do to CEOs, should a least hold them responsible for making sure the company thrives.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Yea.... Ok... Just enjoy your weekend, and enjoy those safe working conditions because we all know that without these regulations the work place would be real safe, and enjoy no child labor, enjoy your overtime pay, enjoy your worker comp. I mean based off your string of knowledge these were all brought about by "whiners".
    Unions stopped being about fair regulations and started being about maximizing profit a long time ago.

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Unions stopped being about fair regulations and started being about maximizing profit a long time ago.
    Isn't that the American way?

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    Re: Walmart workers demand better wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    Uhh,, NO. they don't. They are leeches, bribers, and criminals. The most slimey of the slimey. lower than gator s**t at the bottom of the bayou.
    uhhhh...YES they do....unions are a good thing.

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